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Shawn Howell Wayans Biography: Son of Marlon Wayans

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Shawn Howell Wayans is son of American actor and comedian Marlon Wayans. Marlon is a big name in showbiz industry and his son Shawn, also got fame for being associated to Marlon from his childhood.

Shawn’s mother name is Angelica and he has one sibling. Let’s discuss every detail of Shawn’s life from his age, nationality, about his parent’s relationship and what Shawn is doing now.

Age, Nationality And Ethnicity

Shawn Howell Wayans was born on 3rd February 2002 in Los Angeles, United States of America. He is a celebrity kid whose father Marlon Wayans is an eminent actor and comedian of showbiz industry.

Shawn Howell Wayans
LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 26: Actor Marlon Wayans and children Shawn Howell Wayans and Amai Zackary Wayans attend the premiere of “Fifty Shades of Black” at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on January 26, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

His mother name is Angelica Zachary. His age is 20 years old and he holds American Nationality. Shawn has grown up in LA along with his sister Amai Zachary Wayans.

They both have mixed racial background. From Marlon Wayans; Shawn’s fathers side, he is African-American and from his mother Angelica side, he is half Japanese and half African-American.

Shawn follows Christianity as his religion.

Interesting Fact Behind Shawn Howell Wayans’s Name

Marlon Howell Wayans is a promising name of American showbiz industry. He is a well-proclaimed actor, comedian and filmmaker.

He has two children with his ex-wife Angelica Zachary, Shawn and Amai. Very few people know the fact behind Marlon’s son name. Marlon has named his son’s name after his brother name.

Yes, Marlon’s brother name is also Shawn. Both brothers shared a special bond from their childhood. Both have made a pact of naming their sons after each other and they did it so.

Marlon has named his son as Shawn, and Shawn (Marlon’s brother) has named his son Marlon (Shawn’s son).

Education And Interests

Shawn was born to famous American actor, filmmaker and comedian Marlon. He is the only son of Marlon. Shawn has completed his early education from Buckley School in Los Angeles, California.

He is now enrolled at Loyola Marymount University. His major subjects are not known to media.

But, we can fairly assure his interests which is mainly towards basketball. Shawn has great interests towards basketball game and he has achieved certificates and trophies in it along with his studies.

All About His Parents

Shawn Howell Wayans is associated to legendary family of Wayans. Many of Wayans’s family members are belong to show biz industry and listed as best actors and comedian.

Among other members of Wayans family, Marlon Wayans is also a big name. Marlon Wayans is father of Shawn Howell Wayans and Angelica Zachary.

Marlon Lamont Wayans was born to father Howell Wayans and mother Elvira Alethia in New York City, United States of America on July 23, 1972. His father was a supermarket manager and mother was a homemaker.

Marlon grew up in New York and attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. He later attended Howard University in Washington D.C. Marlon has ten siblings and he is the youngest.

He started his career in acting and appeared as a pedestrian on screen in movie I’m Gonna Git You Sucka in 1988.

He then appeared in different projects mainly involved his collaboration with his dear brother Shawn Wayans on their own family sitcom The Wayans Bros.

This show got aired from 1995 to 1999 and was a hit. Marlon’s other major movies are Scary Movie in 2000, Scary Movie 2 in 2001, White Chicks in 2004, Little Man in 2006 and Dance Flick in 2009.

Apart from appearing in different comic roles, Marlon’s acting in movie Requiem for a Dream in year 2000 was exceptional and applauded.

Marlon has a list of movies which got hit, these movies include Norbit in 2007, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra in 2009, The Heat in 2013, A Haunted House again in 2013, and in 2014 its sequel by name of A Haunted House 2, Fifty Shades of Black in 2016, Sextuplets in 2019 and On The Rocks in 2020.

Marlon collaborated with his brothers and created a comedy competition show on Television by name of Funniest Wins which was aired in 2014.

Marlon also got a tour of United States of America from 2014 along with his brothers and did myriad shows under name of The Wayans Brothers Tour.

He also appeared a comedy sitcom by his own name Marlon which aired for two seasons and got applauded from audience.

He has an enormous list of movies in which he has appeared and mostly all of them are a big hit. Marlon dated African-American-Japanese based lady Angelica Zachary in year 1992.

At that time Marlon was a small name in show biz industry. The couple has two children elder daughter Amai Zachary Wayans and son Shawn Howell Wayans.

The couple got separated in 2013.  Marlon once declared that couple never got married.

Shawn’s mother Angelica Zachary was born in New York City, United States of America and has African- American-Japanese ethnicity.

Angelica was not known to anyone before her relationship to Marlon Wayans. She also keeps her life secret from media and that is why not much is known about her parents, siblings, education and profession.

According to some sources, she appeared as a small role in movie I’m Gonna Git You Sucka as a pedestrian in 1988 and there she met to Marlon.

Angelica and Marlon were in a quiet good relationship but later things got up and down and they both parted their ways. The duo has two beautiful children Shawn Wayans and Amai Wayans.

Angelica and Marlon spent happy days together as a family for more than 21 years. The reason of their divorce and separation is not known to public.

But according to few strong sources, Marlon’s cheating was a major cause behind it. After few days of this couple’s separation, Marlon was spotted and seen with a mysterious lady whose name is not known.

However, both Angelica and Marlon are living separate lives but they co-parent their children and share a strong and beautiful bond with their children Amai Zachary Wayans and Shawn Howell Wayans.

Body Measurements

Shawn has a good body structure and looks acquired by his father Marlon Wayans. If we look into his body measurements then he has good height of 6 feet 1 inches or 1.85m.

The basketball star kid has an athletic body and his weight is almost 154lbs or 70 in kgs. Shawn has curly black hair and his eye color is brown likewise his father.


Talking about Shawn’s profession, it can be said that he may follow tracks of his father and his paternal Wayans family and join showbiz in his future.

Or, he may also join his passion which is basketball and can become a national basketball player. Whatever Shawn and his luck choses for him, we wish him good luck for that.

His Elder Sister                   

Shawn Howell Wayans has one sibling who is his elder sister Amai Zachary Wayans. Amai was born on 24th May 2000 in Los Angeles to Marlon Wayans and Angelica Zachary.

She is now 22 years old and studying in University. Both Shawn and Amai share a good bond with each other. Their parents are not together anymore but they co-parent their children peacefully.

Personal Life

As far as we discuss about Shawn Wayans’s personal life, not much is revealed about him. He has never discussed or seen with any girl around which states his relationship status. It can be said that Shawn is into his studies and basketball.

But, if we move our eyes towards some flying rumors, then, few romantic messages have been seen on some of his posts on Shawn’s Facebook account.

Those messages are from a lady name Satori Rosen. However, this is all as heard by rumors around. She can be a close friend or relative. So, we state that Shawn is single in his relationship status.

Social Media

Shawn is not much active on social media accounts. He has more than thousand followers on Instagram but he has not posted there anything yet. Shawn Howell Wayans has not even started his career and studying at University level.

Net Worth

He does not own any assets. However, his father, Marlon Wayans hold net assets valuing approximately $20 million which is quiet a hefty amount for both Shawn and his elder sister Amai to live  luxurious lives.

What Shawn Howell Wayans is Doing Now?

Shawn Howell Wayans; celebrity child of prominent actor and filmmaker Marlon Wayans, is attending his University. Beside his education, Shawn keenly shows interests in basketball game and have participated and won different tournaments.

Marlon has always appreciated and applauded him publicly on social media with happy and proud gestures. Shawn’s elder sister Amai shares a cute bond with her younger brother.

Shawn is living a happy life, although his parents got divorced and not living together, he spends time with both of his parents happily. He is leading a contented and luxurious life in Los Angeles.